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1. ​The Sound of the Grass Growing in the Sun

Earthenware

18” x 22” x 22”

2019

 

2. ​Living on Memories of You

Earthenware

Varied Sizes

2020

 

3. ​Greener Pastures

Wheatgrass, Egg Cartons, Dirt, Rug

2020

 

4. ​Leftovers

Stoneware

10” x 14” x 14”

2019

 

5. ​Time Makes Good Things Come True

Earthenware

Varied Sizes

2019

6. ​I Hope You’re Aware of Your Freedom

Earthenware

24” x 16” x 16”

2020

 

7. ​Dreaming in Blue

Earthenware

Varied Sizes

2020

8. ​Slow Healing Heart Series

Earthenware

Varied Sizes

2019

9. ​Green Pots with Blossom

Earthenware

Varied Sizes

2020

10. ​Bronze with Bouquet

Earthenware

12” x 6” x 6”

2020

What is the possibility that objects can reveal healing evidence ? The sculptural objects I
create depict fragmented spiritual acts of loss and transformation. For me, these acts
include gardening, restoration, and acceptance. Healing evidence is proof of
acceptance. It acknowledges pain through story and metaphor and makes use of what’s
within reach (i.e. memory, disposables). If it were a color, it would be green. Healing
evidence may leave traces of superstition in terms of belief or symbology.At the
intersection of grief and joy, the work acknowledges the passing of time through a
personal narrative permeated with everyday objects.


Appreciating ordinary moments from the kitchen, backyard, and nearby, I am
investigating what it means to recycle both memory and material as a way to identify a
pattern and distill an environment that exists beyond the studio. For instance, the
temporal qualities of food, plants, and dirt coalesce with memory and it’s decomposition.
By primarily focusing on imagery from the outdoors that exist in small home gardens,
I’m exploring the humor and playful qualities of creating a backyard sanctuary which will
not protect me from the outside world but it may have the power to temporarily.
Superstition exists here through reframing and cultivating hope. (If I build a birdhouse,
perhaps my loved ones can revisit me in bird form. If they can’t, I will still welcome the
warbler, the chickadee and the sparrow.)